Monday, July 12, 2010

"Makes Me Smile" Monday

Last week was a hot one, and this week is starting off much the same !

Puts my taste buds in the mood for fresh summer veggies and fruit . . .
anything cool and refreshing !!

Here's a newer favorite: Bobby Flay's Grilled Corn &
Tomato-Sweet Onion Salad w/ Fresh Basil Dressing !

(I raced home tonight from work to get this one going !)

1/4 c. rice wine vinegar 1/4c. chopped fresh basil leaves
1t. sugar 1/2t. salt
1/4t. pepper 1/2c. olive oil

8 ears corn, grilled in the husk, kernels removed
1 sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
8oz. crumbled blue cheese

Combine dressing ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Combine veggies in a large bowl, and add dressing, tossing to coat. Season with salt & pepper. Top with blue cheese and garnish with basil sprigs. Can be served cold, or at room temperature.

(I'm not a blue cheese fan, so I substitute feta or parmesan . . . works great !)

Can't wait to dig in !!

Happy Monday !

1 comment:

Amy said...

That salad looks SO yummy!! I may just have to try it one of these days!